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Doctor sentenced to 90 years for raping 7-year-old boy

A judge sentenced Faulkner County Doctor Byron Kevin Beaver to 90 years behind bars for three counts of raping a seven-year-old boy. Beaver won't be eligible for parole until he's 104-years-old.
FAULKNER COUNTY, AR - A judge sentenced Faulkner County Doctor Byron Kevin Beaver to 90 years behind bars for three counts of raping a seven-year-old boy. Beaver won't be eligible for parole until he's 104-years-old.

"Basically that's a life sentence," said Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland, "and in that the Supreme Court won't let us seek the death penalty on these monsters who rape children, that's probably as good as we can do."

During Beaver's trial, his victim -- seven at the time, now eight -- testified.

"That's difficult under any circumstances, but when it's somebody that you trust it's even more difficult," said Hiland. "His courage and his bravery is the reason we're sitting here today with a conviction."

Beaver's defense attorney declined an on-camera interview.

David Hogue represents Beaver's soon-to-be ex-wife.

"When a man does this kind of thing, or even a woman I suppose, does this kind of thing to a small child, that life will never be the same," he said.

Beaver has 30 days to appeal. His lawyer says at this time they aren't sure if they'll appeal or not.
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